Today at the cinema. The plots of the films in the theaters of Turin

Edited by Elio Rabbione

Amsterdam – Dramatic. Directed by David O. Russell, starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Chris Rock, Rami Malek and Robert De Niro. New York, 1933. Dr. Burt Berendsen and lawyer Harold Woodman have been close friends and work colleagues since the day General Meekins made them known on the European front during the First World War. And it is precisely in the presence of General Meekins, in all probability due to poisoning, that the two find themselves having to watch their backs again, because someone wants them dead, or at least in a cool place. Determined to avenge their superior, Burt and Harold end up in the rich Voze estate, where they meet Valérie, a former war nurse and Harold’s great love, who disappeared twelve years earlier. In Amsterdam, at the time, the three had sworn to protect each other, and now they renew their promise, as they delve into the meshes of a conspiracy that threatens to blow up the foundations of American democracy. Duration 134 minutes. (Lux room 3, Uci Moncalieri room 12)

Astolfo – Comedy. By and with Gianni Di Gregorio with Stefania Sandrelli. Of the various forces that rule the world, the strongest is love. Astolfo, a pensioner who no longer expected anything from life, is evicted from his apartment and takes refuge in the old family home, a ruin in a small town in central Italy which had once been a noble palace. He adapts to life in the provinces, gets by, gets by, gets into a fight with the mayor, finds an old friend, takes a couple of reckless like him into his house. Then he meets Stefania, a woman his age, and falls in love with her. It will be the beginning of a new life, more troubled but also more beautiful, more real, the only one worth living. Duration 97 minutes. (Roman room 3)

Sentimental crossings – Dramatic. Directed by Claire Denis, with Juliette Binoche, Vincente Lindon and Bruno Podalydès. Sara and Jean return to their Paris apartment after a beach holiday. Together for a decade after having both lived previous lives, they are a solid couple, whose understanding is total and the relationship very tender. She is a radio journalist, he is a former rugby player who has spent time in prison. One day on the street Sara sees her ex, François, through whom she met Jean. Soon after, François offers Jean an opportunity to work together, and thus becomes an invisible and pervasive presence in the couple’s life. Duration 116 minutes. (Roman room 2)

My neighbor Adolf – Comedy. Directed by Leon Prudovsky, with Udo Kier and David Hayman. A family from Eastern Europe in the 1930s, the tragedy of extermination in the concentration camps, Malek, a survivor of the massacre, a refugee in a small villa in the Bolivian state, an existence made of hardship and loneliness, the only passions being the game of chess and growing an incredibly black rose garden. One day, hearing sentences in German, he is persuaded that his new neighbour, hidden under a thick white beard and a pair of black goggles, is none other than Adolf Hitler. A daily life of continuous spying begins, the man’s passion for painting, his dog of the same breed as “that” dog, the gaze that expresses only terror and frost, only confirm the idea. But then, would the Fuhrer have killed himself in the bunker or not? Duration 100 minutes. (Central)

The shadow of Caravaggio – Dramatic. Directed by Michele Placido, with Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabelle Huppert, Micaela Ramazzotti and Louis Garrel. In Rome, at the end of the first decade of the 1600s. Michelangelo Merisi is a brilliant and subversive artist who lives with the weight of a death sentence on which the shadow of an implacable occult power is about to fall. A disturbing figure has in fact been commissioned to investigate the painter who – with his life and with his art – fascinates, upsets, subverts. The existence of a genius in the hands of a Shadow. Duration 120 minutes. (Ambrosio room 3, Eliseo Rosso, Marx Brothers Chico room, Ideal, Massimo Cabiria room, Uci Lingotto room 2)

My pleasure – Comedy. Directed by Sophie Hyde, starring Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack. The story revolves around the personal story of Nancy Stokes, a retired, widowed teacher with a solid and rigorous marriage behind her who, however, has always lacked a little thrill. Now alone, Nancy decides to look for what she has never found in married life: a satisfying sexual experience. So she turns to a gigolo agency and chooses to meet Leo Grande. Young and handsome, Leo Grande seems to be all Nancy is willing to pay for: a man who can make her fantasies come true. But over the course of three encounters in a hotel bedroom, the dynamics change: Leo proves himself not only as a man to have great sex with but also a person to talk to. Despite the age difference, a relationship of trust will be born between the two that will lead Nancy to discover herself. Duration 97 minutes. (Eliseo Grande, National room 3)

Rains – Thriller. Directed by Paolo Strippoli, with Fabrizio Rongione and Cristiana Dell’Anna. Rome has been the scene of a singular event for a few days: when it rains, pipes and manholes overflow with a greyish mud and give off a dense vapor whose origin is unknown. No one can imagine that anyone who breathes in this mysterious vapor will have to deal with what they are repressing, their darkest instincts, their anger. Not even the Morel family. Duration 93 minutes. (Greenwich Village room 3)

Princess – Dramatic. Directed by Roberto De Paolis, with Glory Kevin. Princess is a young Nigerian illegal immigrant who prostitutes herself on the edge of a big city. She moves in a pine forest that extends to the sea, an enchanted forest in which to take refuge, hide from life, earn one’s daily bread. To survive she must smell the money, dodge dangers and feelings, one customer after another, seamlessly. She until one day she argues with her friends with whom she shares the road and meets a man who seems to want to help her. But it is only by herself that she Princess will be able to save herself. Duration 108 minutes. (National team room 4)

Mrs Harris goes to Paris – Comedy. Directed by Anthony Fabian, starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert and Lambert Wilson. Set in 1950s London, the film tells the story of Mrs. Harris, a woman who does household chores in the homes of the wealthy. One day, while she is rearranging Lady Dant’s wardrobe, she falls madly in love with a Dior couture dress and decides that she must have one of her own. Determined to make her dream come true, after working and slaving away for three years, she finally has enough money to go to Paris. When she arrives at her house of her dreams, Ms. Harris takes over the city and learns one of life’s greatest lessons along the way that will change not only her vision but the very future of the House of Dior. Duration 115 minutes. (Due Giardini room Ombrerosse, Nazionale room 1, Uci Lingotto room 9)

The strangeness – Comedy. Directed by Roberto Andò, with Toni Servillo, Salvatore Ficara and Valentino Picone, Renato Carpentieri, Donatella Finocchiaro, Luigi Lo Cascio, Galatea Ranzi and Fausto Russo Alesi. In 1920, in Sicily for a short stay, Luigi Pirandello runs into an unexpected event that will lead him to meet two singular figures of actors. Onofrio Principato and Sebastiano Vella, two amateurs who are rehearsing a new show with the actors of their amateur dramatics team. The meeting with the brilliant author of the “Six Characters” and this shabby company will bring many surprises. Duration 103 minutes. (Ambrosio room 2, Massaua, Due Giardini room Nirvana, Eliseo Blu, Fratelli Marx room Groucho, Reposi room 1, Romano room 1, The Space Torino room 8, Uci Lingotto room 1, The Space Cinema Beinasco room 9, Uci Moncalieri room 2 )

blankThe menu – Dramatic. Directed by Mark Mylod, starring Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult. A young couple goes to a dinner, studded with film celebrities, extremely aggressive food critics and big financial operators, in a starred restaurant on a private island, “ruled” by a chef who promises sublime food and surprises decidedly unexpected. He is decidedly at ease in front of each course while Margot abstains, to the great irritation of the chef: Margot gradually realizes the climate of hostility that winds its way between the elegant tables, she will have to discover at her own expense the truths of the evening and understand the rules of the game that the chef has programmed for his guests. Duration 106 minutes. (Ambrosio room 1 also VO, Massaua, Greenwich Village room 1, Ideal, Lux room 1, The Space Turin room 4, Uci Lingotto room 8, The Space Cinema Beinasco rooms 2 and room 9, Uci Moncalieri rooms 13 and room 14)

Triangle of Sadness – Satirical. Directed by Ruben Östlund, copn Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson and Charibi Dean Kriek. The models Carl and Yaya, after discussing money one evening at a restaurant, are invited to a luxury cruise, aboard a yacht that has the Caribbean as its destination, among millionaires alone and accompanied of various origins and elderly as kind manufacturers of ‘weapons. To guide them, a sea captain of Marxist faith and extremely extravagant. But on the evening of dinner with the captain – other tragicomic facts are food poisoning and a pirate attack – a terrible storm throws guests and crew into total chaos and the two boys, with a few other survivors, find themselves shipwrecked on an island. without being able to get help or food: they will also have to get used to living under the rules of a new leader of the group, a middle-aged Filipino waitress. Palme d’Or at the last Cannes Film Festival, where the director won the top prize five years ago with “The square”. Duration 150 minutes. (Classic, National room 2)

One year, one night – Dramatic. Directed by Isaki Lacuesta, with Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Noémie Merlant. Ramòn is Spanish, Céline a French girl, both survived the attack of the Bataclan, the evening of terror. After that evening theirs had an inevitable change, everyone experiences it in their own way: he abandons his job, needs a doctor to follow him, he dedicates himself to teaching, but the memory continues to haunt him; she tries to resist and continue her life, her usual days and her job as a social worker. But will she really manage not to get overwhelmed by the tragedy, to maintain a relationship with her man? Duration 120 minutes. (Roman room 3)

Today at the cinema. The plots of the films in the theaters of Turin – Il Torinese